Whole Nutrition: How to improve your nutrition every day with ease

When I first talk to a client, I try and get them to write me a food diary. So that both of us can see what their whole nutrition is like. This is sometimes hard and I won’t get the whole truth. Mostly because I know that everyone is human and can’t stick to a diet that is purely perfect for your body. What you have to understand is that I don’t always look at what you don’t put in the food diary. It’s what you don’t put in it. This enable me to see if you’re having enough of a certain food. So the first thing I want to start with is Vegetables.

Eat more vegetables

Vegetables are something that people almost always lack in their diet. Meaning that the whole nutrition in them is lacking too. You might not know it but if your told by the health industry in the UK. To eat five portions of fruit and veg a day, you aren’t going to eat 5 vegetables. You’re going to eat 3 fruits and 2 vegetables. Fruit tastes better van veg because its sweet. So there isn’t a shadow of a doubt that you’re going to eat more fruit.

So the one thing that I would try and change in your diet. Is to add in 5 or more vegetables that are mainly green in colour. It’s not actually that hard. You can add them into meals or even have them in your smoothie if you want to discard the taste. But at least you have it in your body. Doing something good for your health.

Prepare your weekly meals in advance

If you prepare a weekly meal plan and go out to the shop you buy the produce. Then you are more likely to get the right nutrients in your body. Whole nutrition comes from all grown  foods. You want to make sure you have a balance between complex carbs, protein and vegetables in each meal. But the menu up on the fridge or your pin board so that you know what to eat for dinner. This can take away some of the stress of thinking about what you’re going to cook. So that you can just start and get the job done. There is nothing worse than waiting for food when you don’t know what to eat.

Eat less refined carbohydrates

When you plan your meals try and plan out all the refined carbs out of your equation. They don’t provide any nutrition for the body. They just give you an energy boost for about 30 minutes and then you’re hungry again. So the sugar in your tea and the 5 digestive biscuits that go along side. Have to go. Instead try and add in complex carbs in your main meals so that you don’t find the need to get energy some bad sources in the day. This works when you eat a sweat potato in the evening and it keeps your energy up until the next morning. This includes the whole bar of chocolate that you just have as a snack when you’re feeling hungry. Moving on to snacks……….

Have healthy snacks to eat

A good snack plan for the week can be the difference of feeling good and feeling lethargic. Snacks should be things like nuts, seeds, some fruit, yogurt, homemade granola (with less sugar), nut butters etc. If you have these sorts of snacks ready in little pots for the day. You’ll be less likely to go for the biscuit or the chocolate bar. And the good thing about the snacks I have mentioned is that their nutritional value is much better for the body. It provides you with vitamins, minerals, fats and proteins that your body needs.

Last note:

Being a personal trainer this is even harder because your BMR is going to be high. Your always on the go and working out meaning you have to eat food to have energy. And believe me a biscuit doesn’t cut it. So if you have a job that is demanding put good food in and you’ll get good results out.